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Default Air Force Logo Beat the heat with summer fun
Summer is finally here and many people are looking for family-oriented summer fun activities. The 42nd Services Division has activities to help families beat the heat and have fun too. The Maxwell and Gunter community pools are open Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lap swimming and 1 to 7 p.m. for open swimming; Saturday and Sunday,
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Default Air Force Logo Legends address ACSC grads during Gathering of Eagles
The 28th Gathering of Eagles took place last week at Air University Spaatz Center's Air Command and Staff College for the edification of ACSC students about to graduate the class of Academic Year 09. Aviation legends, or Eagles, are invited each year to the college to share their wisdom and experiences as mentors for up-and-coming Air Force leaders
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Default Air Force Logo Bears, Barbecue and Baseball
There are two events this week to honor River Region's military community. Wednesday is Military Zoo Day and June 13 is Military Appreciation Night for the Montgomery Biscuits baseball game at Riverwalk Stadium. All military personnel and their families are invited to attend the appreciation day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Montgomery Zoo. This
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Default Air Force Logo History of Gathering of Eagles
The Gathering of Eagles program is an annual aviation event that traces its origin back to 1980, when retired Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets was invited to visit the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base to share some of his experiences with the students. General Tibbetts' visit became the genesis for Gathering of Eagles. The first
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2009
The complete center panel of this year's lithograph depicting aircraft representing each Eagle. (Clockwise from top left) Grumman LM-5 "Eagle" Apollo 11 Flight Director Gene Kranz; Grumman LM-11"Orion" Apollo 16 Commander John Young; North American P-51C "Mustang" Charles McGee; Fairchild C-123K "Provider" Joe Jackson; North American B-25B "Mitchell" David Thatcher; Sikorsky HH-53C "Super Jolly Green Giant" Wayne Fisk; Bell UH-1 "Iroquios" Bruce Crandall; Lockheed MC-130E "Combat Talon I" James Hobson; Curtiss P-40E "Warhawk" John Alison; Dassault Super Etendard "Standard" Augusto Bedacarratz; (middle from top) Convair F-106A "Delta Dart" Jack Broughton; North American AT-6 "Texan" Elizabeth Strohfus; Northrop T-38A "Talon" Lloyd Newton; Lockheed C-5A "Galaxy" Regina Aune. Lithographs capture heritage, preserve legacy, inspire the future
The Gathering of Eagles program, the capstone event of Air University Spaatz Center for Officer Education's Air Command and Staff College, has provided a means to inspire future generations of air and space leaders towards greatness. During the 28-year history of the GOE program, the lithographs from each year's event have served as a lasting
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Henry W. Thorpe in 1939 (Courtesy photo) Son visits site of British World War II pilot training
Maxwell's International Officer's School hosted Michael Thorpe and his wife Carole of Royston, England, as they toured the base April 23 in honor of Mr. Thorpe's late father, Henry W. "Harry" Thorpe, who was one of over 4,000 British pilots that qualified for combat duty in the Royal Air Force through the Southeast Air Corps Training Center at
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Returning SFS deployers reflect on time spent abroad
"Pearl Harbor," "Saving Private Ryan," "Black Hawk Down," and even movies like "Iron Man" depict the way that Hollywood perceives deployed life. And while some events described in these movies are based on true events and circumstances, Hollywood is never 100 percent accurate. One might be left asking, "What is it really like to be deployed?"
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Cadets from SouthWest Edgecombe High School, N.C., Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps detachment NC-945 built a replica of the Wright Flyer and spans the original dimensions of 18 feet by 40 feet. The cadets were inspired by a Curriculum in Action trip to the Wright Brothers Memorial in Kitty Hawk, N.C., and utilized more than 500 feet of pine and 420 feet of muslin in addition to numerous other materials. (Courtesy photo) N.C. JROTC cadets build Wright Flyer replica
When a SouthWest Edgecombe High School, N.C., Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadet asked her senior aerospace science instructor if their unit could build a Wright Flyer, he thought she meant a scaled down version. She did not. Using the original Wright Flyer wing span of 40.4 feet long and 8.1 feet high, the cadets utilized 504
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Dawn Seymour looks out the cockpit window of a B-17 Bomber during a World War II training mission. Mrs. Seymour was one of five 2009 inductees into the Women In Aviation History, Internationational Pioneer Hall of Fame. She was one of 13 women qualified to fly the giant bombers during the war. Two officers representing the 931st Air Refueling Group, Maj. Leah Schmidt and Capt. Gia Witmer, witnessed the hall of fame induction ceremony at a Women in Aviation Conference in Atlanta, Ga. (Courtesy photo) WASPs reflect on roles as aviation pioneers
Three members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, reminisced about their World War II experiences as part of this year's Squadron Officer College Warrior Symposium series March 26 at Polifka Auditorium. The WASPs were a select group of women pilots who by becoming the first women in history to fly American military aircraft, became
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Airfield Operations keeps Maxwell open to air traffic
Day in and day out, the personnel at Maxwell's Airfield Operations perform the tasks that keep the airfield open and safe for visitors and aircraft assigned to the base. The primary runway is active from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and must be checked and maintained by AO personnel who are part of CSC Applied Technology Division's Maxwell Support Division
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